Jersey City Has Been Named the Most Diverse City in the Country, Again
It’s no secret that New York is an extremely diverse city. As of 2014, more than one-third of its population was made up of immigrants. But contrary to popular belief, New York is not the most ethnically diverse city in the country—Jersey City is.
A new study from WalletHub dug into demographic data from the 501 most-populated cities in America and looked at their populations’ ethnoracial, linguistic and birthplace diversity. New York ranked sixth on the list, with smaller cities in Maryland and Nevada taking spots two through five. But, as it turns out, our lovely Jersey City topped the list!
Jersey City, which boasts a population of roughly 470,000 (or a little more than half of Staten Island), ranks first nationwide in terms of linguistic diversity, according to the report. Just another reason to move across the Hudson and enjoy one of the most up-and-coming and beautiful cities of the greater New York City metro region!